J. K. Gibson-Graham

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J.K. Gibson-Graham is a pen name shared by feminist economic geographers Julie Graham and Katherine Gibson. Their first book The End of Capitalism (as we knew it) was published in 1996, followed by A Postcapitalist Politics in 2006. Julie Graham died on April 4, 2010 from complications from cancer.[1] Katherine Gibson is currently professor at the Institute of Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.[2]


Their current work involves rethinking economy and re-visioning economic development. They and the community economies collective draw on political economy, poststructuralism, feminism, and ongoing community-based research to pursue three major research directions:

  • Producing a language of the diverse economy that highlights the variety of transactions, forms of labor, class relations, types of enterprise, ecological relationships, and development dynamics in contemporary economies
  • Generating narratives, models and projects of non-capitalist and alternative capitalist development
  • Constructing and strengthening community economies in place through local action research.



  • JK Gibson-Graham, 1996, The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy, Oxford UK and Cambridge USA: Blackwell Publishers, 299pp.
  • JK Gibson-Graham, S. Resnick and R. Wolff (eds), 2000, Class and Its Others, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 258pp.
  • JK Gibson-Graham, S. Resnick and R.D. Wolff (eds), 2001, Re/presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Marxism, Durham NC and London: Duke University Press. 319pp.
  • JK Gibson-Graham, 2006, A Postcapitalist Politics, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 360pp
  • Gibson-Graham, J.K., Cameron, J. & Healy, S., 2013, Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming our Communities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.


  • J. K. Gibson-Graham. (1993) Waiting for the Revolution, or How to Smash Capitalism while Working at Home in Your Spare Time. in Rethinking Marxism 6(2) pp. 10–24. A shorter version was published in book Marxism in the Postmodern Age pp. 188–197

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  1. ^ Julie Graham (1945-2010): Obituary
  2. ^ Katherine Gibson's profile on ICS web domain

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